My Moms Lemon & Almond Cake

Because sometimes lifes complicated enough. Have your cake and eat it.

[b]Ingredients [/b]
• 200g of ground almonds
• 2 Lemons
• 3 Medium Sized Eggs
• 50g plain flour
• 200g of fructose sugar
• 1 tsp baking powder

[b]Step 1:[/b] Get a saucepan and fill it with water, add the lemons and bring to a boil and allow to simmer for about an hour.

[b]Step 2:[/b] Take the lemons out and cut them in half. Remove the pips and then wack them in a blender and blend till its in puree form.

[b]Step 3:[/b] Oil a cake tin and line with baking paper. Preheat the oven to 170C.

[b]Step 4:[/b] Crack open the eggs and beat thoroughly while adding the sugar until pale and thick.

Spring is Here!

I went out today in my back garden, hanging clothes up on the line and just looked and saw how beautiful it was. Then I relise I hardly go out. I used to be a great netball player until I converted to Islam and my teacher wouldn't let me wear trousers instead of short skirts so I gave it up. I'm not sad, just disappionted that I can't keep active. But then I went outside then I asked my mum if we could drive to our nearest park. I walked with her up to the top of the hill then back and I felt fitter. Me and my friends are going running there soon. I'm going to make a weekly thing out of it.

Ignorance is boring

The general state of the muslim people bothers me. It bothers me when they display ignorance to even the most basic of Islamic teachings.

It bothers me when even the elders prefer to hold onto their cultural beliefs for fear of what people would say. When they should be more worried about what Allah (swt) will say come judgement day. Even when they have been presented with the truth and beauty of Islam they refuse on grounds of "what will the people say".

Feeling qualified.

I do not like to apply for jobs unless I feel reasonably qualified. I also try to be brutally honest to myself.

Now that is a recipe for disaster if I ever saw one. Especially since I want to move out of sales - my bread and butter role of the last few years. Most of my employment life.

I Just applied for a position of Junior Web Developer. I have been making websites, maintaining and updating them for years, but I really had to think before I decided that I am qualified to apply for such a role.

Productivity. Or the lack of it.

I am a night owl by trade. I do most things when there is no disturbance. The most productive part of the day for me. The time when I think straight.

So does it make a bad person to feel frustrated when I have to house sit for someone else for three days running?

Even when they have a pretty much life or death situation?

I think so.

Im Playing Cricket

For all those critics; the truth does begin in lies. Take me for example... i do all sorts of things that id rather not tell my parents about. For example if I goofed off from studying to go watch a movie and my parents asked me "where I did today?" Id simply answer with "Playing Cricket"... or "When they shout from the hall: "Seraph! What are you doing?" I answer with "Playing Cricket".

Truth matters

The truth waits for nobody. It does not [url=/blogs/seraphim/truth-lies]begin in lies[/url], nor does it need to be sugar coated in lies. Truth is the absense of Lies. No matter what House says. If it is relative, it is not a truth but an opinion.

Some people lie to others for a multitude of reasons. Some which sound good, others which do not. But why do people lie to themselves?

If you cannot be truthful to yourself, can you be truthful to others?


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